18 Jul Issues of Ecology and Design are finally overcome
BJC Planning have successfully negotiated planning permission for the extension of a detached property north of Fareham town centre. Permission had initially been refused for reasons of design and ecological issues, notably great crested newts. BJC was engaged to advise on a strategy.
The ecological issues were addressed by the employment of ecological consultants to survey the site and recommend mitigation measures. Although the ecological interest had initially been identified as great crested newts it was in fact the presence of a single bat dropping which necessitated the conditioning of measures to safeguard any possible risk to bats.
In terms of finding an acceptable design solution this required a large degree of perseverance on behalf of the applicant. Happily the final outcome has provided for the clients’ needs and is entirely in sympathy with the existing property.